• Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Frog

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Rosemary Ellis (1910-1998)

    Canna Lily

    Gouache, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Nesting Ducks

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Unusually Ellis has used thin paper and has sketched the same drawing with pencil on both sides, reversed on the back. This has enabled him to achieve a very interesting tonal range. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Deer I

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Curlew II

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Curlew I

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Chico I

    Pencil, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Cadbury Castle Wiltshire Abstract Landscape

    Gouache, 1940s/1950s In a Nicholson butt-jointed frame Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were famous as a husband and wife team for their fascination with nature and their vibrant and charming depictions of animals. They were the natural artists to be commissioned by Collins for their 'New Naturalists' series of books, which have become famous and highly collectable more for the dust jackets designed by the Ellises than for the - otherwise excellent - content. This painting is from a recently discovered series of paintings and drawings, never before seen by the general public, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Robert Tavener (British) 1920 – 2004

    St Lawrence Jewry (City Series)

     c.1970 Lithograph Signed in pencil ‘Robert Tavener’ and inscribed ‘St Lawrence Jewry (City Series)’ and numbered 35/50. For other works by Robert Tavener and biographical details click here. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • J Phillip Davies (British, 20th Century)

    Selwyn College Cambridge

    Oil on board c. 1970 60x89cm A rare view of Selwyn College Cambridge, captured here in all the glory of its Victorian red brick.
  • Alfred Daniels (1924-2015)

    Almshouses Canning Circus Nottingham

    Conte and wash 33x62cm Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • John Piper C.H. (1903-1992)

    Garn Fawr

    Watercolour and gouache on paper; executed 1969 Titled and dated lower left 'Garn Fawr 12 VIII 69' 37×54 cm (14.5 x 21.25″) It was Piper's wife, Myfanwy - whom he met whilst she lived in London with her Welsh family - who first introduced Piper to West Wales in the 1930s. The Pembrokeshire landscape became his muse as it did also for Graham Sutherland, another great neo-romantic painter. Having lived in various parts of Wales in the post-war period, in 1962 the Pipers bought a cottage by Garn Fawr, on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Garn Fawr volcanic outcrop, the site of an Iron Age hill fort it had also been used as a high viewpoint during the First World War. Having started out as an artist practising abstraction, Piper had moved more towards realism, and more towards depictions of buildings, by the stage he painted the present picture. However he continued with abstraction and it is possible here to imagine him on a warm summer's day outside his cottage by the sea painting the landscape as he saw it. King George VI famously remarked to Piper, as he recorded Windsor Castle during the Second World War, "You seem to have very bad luck with your weather, Mr Piper.' Here, instead, we have a more joyful picture; Piper's dark and brooding habit having largely been dispatched by the glories of the Welsh countryside. The blue probably represents the sea, white horses or rocks the white shapes within. The different blocks of colour represent different fields, and flowers and plants the bright - and dark - splashes of colour ensuring that Piper's characteristic darkness is not entirely absent. For other works by the artist and biographical details, click here. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Richard Beer (1928-2017)

    Spanish Hillside (1964)

    Colour etching and aquatint on Velin Arches, published by Editions Alecto 45x61cm (17.7×24.2 inches) Proof print A copy of this print is in the Government Art Collection. Click here for biography and other works by this artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Richard Beer (1928-2017)

    Covent Garden (1964)

    Colour etching and aquatint on Velin Arches, published by Editions Alecto 60x45cm (23.6×17.9 inches) Proof print - trial proof 2 A copy of this print is in the Government Art Collection. Click here for biography and other works by this artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Richard Beer (1928-2017)

    Covent Garden (1964)

    Colour etching and aquatint on Velin Arches, published by Editions Alecto 60x45cm (23.6×17.9 inches) Proof print - trial proof 1 A copy of this print is in the Government Art Collection. Click here for biography and other works by this artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Richard Beer (1928-2017)

    Siracusa (1966)

    Colour etching and aquatint on Velin Arches, published by Editions Alecto 60x40cm (23.7×15.9 inches) Proof print A copy of this print is in the Government Art Collection. Click here for biography and other works by this artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.